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Labadie, Paul G.
Paul G. Labadie is a writer based in Detroit. For information about Alamo Village, call 210-563-2580.
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Ladd, James Royal
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Lader, Lawrence
Lawrence Lader, who has written widely on history, is currently at work on a study, as yet unfilled, of radical movements in the United States since 1946. This article is based on material from the book, which will be published by W. W. Norton & Co.
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Lambert, Gavin
Gavin Lambert is a Hollywood screenwriter and author of Natalie Wood: A Life .
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Lamont,, James M. Jr.
James Lamont, Jr., is a freelance writer now living in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
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Lancaster, Paul
Paul Lancaster’s article on the life and times of the American motel appeared in the June/July issue.
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Lander, David
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Lang, Chester H.
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Langdon, Philip
Philip Langdon, a senior editor of Progressive Architecture , is the author of A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb .
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Langenbach, Randolph
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Laning, Edward
Mr Laning, the well-known muralist, contributed to our pages “Memoirs of a WPA Painter” (October, 1970) and “Spoon River Revisited” (June, 1971). His recent book, The Act of Drawing , was published by McGraw-Hill.
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Larkin, Jack
Jack Larkin is Chief Historian at Old Sturbridge Village. This article is adapted from his new book The Reshaping of Everyday Life in the United States, 1790-1840, published by Harper & Row.
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Larocca, Charles
Charles J. LaRocca is a retired high school and college level history teacher who founded a student research and reenactment group based on the 124th New York. He has published articles and two books and lives in Montgomery, New York. His most recent work is The 124th New York State Volunteers in the Civil War: A History and Roster.
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Larrabee, Harold A.
Harold A. Larrabee is Ichabod Spencer Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Union College, Schenectady. One of his articles in AMERICAN HERITAGE, “ A Near Thing at Yorktown ” (October, 1961), is to be published soon in expanded book form as
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Larson, Robert
Robert Larson, who lives in Hollywood, has had a varied career as artist, scene designer, journalist, motion-picture animator, and studio executive. In recent years he has devoted himself to scholarly pursuits, and is now engaged in research on the early history of Los Angeles. Illustrations on pages 107-108 are reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knop
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Larson, Cedric A.
Cedric A. Larson was a Stanford graduate and veteran of the Navy. He is the co-author of Words That Won the War; an examination of the papers of the Creel "Committee on Public Information."
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Lash, Joseph P.
—From Miss Sullivan’s letter written that next day
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Lass, Abraham
Abraham H. Lass, who died in 2001 at the age of 93, was an educator and writer whose books, articles and 40 years as an unorthodox teacher and outspoken principal made him one of the New York City school system's best-known personalities. He served 16 years as the principal of Abraham Lincoln High School in Brighton Beach, and wrote articles for The Ne
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Laughlin, Clarence John
Clarence J. Laughlin, a writer-photographer who lives in New Orleans, has had his Louisiana plantation material exhibited in over sixty museums and university art galleries throughout the U. S.; some of it has been shown abroad by the State Department. He is the author of Ghosts along the Mississippi , published by Charl
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Lavender, David
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Lawson, Steven F.
Steven F. Lawson is an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969 .
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Layne, Elizabeth N.
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Le roy, Bruce
Formerly in the educational department of Houghton Mifflin, Mr. Le Roy is now Director of the Washington State Historical Society. He is preparing a book, entitled In Search of History , which will include a chapter on Alfred Downing.
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Leach, Frederic B.
“History has always been a principal interest of mine,” says Mr. Leach, “and I have more or less concentrated on colonial America.” A retired businessman, he is now a resident of Nutley, New Jersey.
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Lecompte, Tom
Tom LeCompte is a writer at Air and Space magazine who authored The Last Sure Thing: The Life and Times of Bobby Riggs in 2003. LeCompte's articles have been published in The Economist, Popular Science, and other noted publications.
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Leder, Jane Mersky
Jane Mersky Leder is currently writing a book about love, sex, and World War II; you can reach her to share your own wartime experience at j.leder@comcast.net .
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Lederer, Richard M. Jr.
These definitions were drawn from A Glossary of Colonial American Words by Richard M. Lederer, Jr.
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Lee, W. Storrs
A Connecticut Yankee by birth, W. Storrs Lee is a free-lance writer who now “commutes” between homes in Maine and in Hawaii. He wrote Yankees of Connecticut (1957), Great California Deserts (1963), and The Islands (1966).
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Leech, Margaret
COPYRIGHT © 1959 BY MARGARET LEECH PULITZER
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Leff, Sandra
Sandra Leff is director of research at the Graham Gallery in New York City.
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Lehman, Godfrey D.
Godfrey D. Lehman (1916-2010) was a salesman and journalist whose passion was the jury system. In 1997, he authored the book We the Jury: The Impact of Jurors on Our Basic Freedoms : Great Jury Trials of History
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Lehman, David
A steady contributor to American Heritage, David Lehman has written both poetry and nonfiction books. He edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry and helped found The Best American Poetry, an annual collection of American poems, in 1988. In 1990, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Lehman an Academy Award in literature, and his latest works include Y
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Lehman, John
—John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration, has just published On Seas of Glory , a history of the U.S. Navy.
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Leighton, Ann
Besides writing about early American cooking, Ann Leighton also grows some of its ingredients in the seventeenthcentury garden of the John Whipple House, Ipswich, Massachusetts, just declared a National Historic Landmark. This article is based on a chapter of her forthcoming book, For Meate and Medicine , to be publishe
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Leimer, Christina
ChrisTina Leimer, author of the Web site The Tombstone Traveller’s Guide , writes and lectures on American funeral practices. For more information on Hollywood Forever Cemetery, call 323-469-1181.
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Lemann, Nicholas
Nicholas Lemann has been the Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Columbia School of Journalism since 2003. Lemann began his journalism career as a 17-year-old writer for an alternative weekly newspaper there, the Vieux Carre Courier. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1976, where he concentrated in American history and literature and was president of the Harvard Crimson.
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Lengel, Edward G.
Edward G. Lengel, the Editor in Chief of The Papers of George Washington and Professor at the University of Virginia, is author most recently of To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 (Henry Holt and Co. 2008). He is the author of General
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Lennan, Hugh Mac
Novelist, essayist, and professor of English at McGill University in Montreal, Hugh MacLennan has five times won the Governor General’s Award, Canada’s counterpart to the Pulitzer prize. He is best known in the United States for his widely acclaimed novel, The Watch That Ends the Night . “By Canoe to Empire” will
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Lennick, Michael
Born in Toronto, Michael Lennick is a documentary filmmaker who has written and directed film and television series on space travel and technology for over 25 years. He is currently president and CEO of Foolish Earthling Productions, which has produced programming for The Discovery Channel, PBS, and other channels. His documentary "Dr. Teller's Ve
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Leonard, Thomas C.
Thomas C. Leonard, an assistant professor of history at Columbia University, has recently completed work on a book entitled Above the Battle: War Making in America from Appomattox to Versailles . This article is adapted from an essay that originally appeared in American Quarterly .
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Leonard, John
John Leonard is the television critic for New York magazine. This essay was adapted from Smoke and Mirrors: Violence, Television and Other American Cultures , just published by the New Press.
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Leopold, Aldo
Aldo Leopold was an American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac, which has sold over two million copies.
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Leslie, Edward E.
Edward E. Leslie is the author of Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors . His Quantrill biography is forthcoming from Random House.
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Lesy, Michael
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Leuchtenburg, William E.
William E. Leuchtenburg, a prominent 20th century historian, is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has won the Bancroft and Parkman prizes, and has written numerous books on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, and the New Deal. He won the 2007 North Carolina Award for Literature.
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Leuthner, Stuart
Stuart Leuthner designs Chronos , the magazine for the connoisseur of fine timepieces. His latest book, Starlight on the Rails , will be published next year by HarperCollins.
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Levin, Alexandra Lee
Alexandra Lee Levin, granddaughter of Fanny Knight, lives in Baltimore. She is now at work on a study of English women playwrights of the eighteen century.
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Levine, Lawrence W.
Mr. Levine, an associate professor of history at Berkeley, is the author of Defender of the Faith , a study of William Jennings Bryan (1965), and co-editor of The Shaping of Twentieth Century America (1965) and The National Temper (1968). He is current
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Levine, David
David Levine is a freelance writer whose work has been published in the New York Times, American Heritage, Sports Illustrated and many other publications. He is a contributing writer at Hudson Valley Magazine, Arrive and Governing, among other publications. He is the author or co-author of six books about sports, among them Life on the Rim
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Levins, Lawrence W.
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Lewis, David L.
Before becoming a professor of business history at the University of Michigan in 1966, David L. Lewis spent twelve years on the public relations staffs of Borden’s, Ford, and General Motors. He has published numerous articles on Henry Ford and his company in automotive journals and various other periodicals.
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Lewis, R. W. b.
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Lewis, Michael M.
Michael Lewis, a senior editor at The New Republic and the author of Liar’s Poker , has just finished his first novel, The Troublemaker.
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Leyburn, James G.
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Liberman, Philip H.
Philip H. Liberman, M.D. New York, N.Y.
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Lichtenstein, Grace
Grace Lichtenstein is the Rocky Mountain correspondent for the New York Times .
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Sir Liddell hart, Basil Henry
Sir Basil (known as Capt. B.H. Littell Hart before he was knighted in 1966) was one of the 20th Century's foremost authorities on military tactics and strategy, and especially on mechanized warfare. After being highly decorated during World War I and surviving a gas attack, he retired from the British Army in 1927. Liddell Hart worked as the Military Cor
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Ligion, Cornelia Barrett
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Lilly, Paul R.
Paul R. Lilly has been a schoolteacher, a parole officer, and a construction worker in West Virginia. Now retired, he lives in Lewisburg.
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Lindsay, David
David Lindsay is the author of Madness in the Making: The Triumphant Rise and Untimely Fall of America’s Show Inventors (Kodansha International, 1997).
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Line, Les
Les Line is editor of Audubon , the magazine of the National Audubon Society, and is writing books on The World of the Nature Photographer and on the history and natural history of the Great Lakes region.
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Lingeman, Richard
Richard Lingeman, executive editor of The Nation , is author of Don’t You Know There’s a War On? , Small Town America , and a two-volume biography of Dreiser.
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Linklater, Andro
Andro Linklater’s book Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy is being published in November by Walker & Company.
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Linscott, Robert N.
The late Robert N. Linscott, a former editor of Random House, had retired to a farmstead in Ashfield, Massachusetts, when, in 1960, he first encountered the papers of Sylvester Judd. This article was sent to us by his wife.
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Little, David B.
A former resident of Concord, David B. Little now lives in Salem, Massachusetts, where he is director of the noted Essex Institute, which operates a historical museum, research library, and five houses that date from 1684 to 1804.
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Little, Donald G.
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Litwack, Leon F.
Leon Litwack is the A.F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, former president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH, and Pulitzer-prize winning author. His publications include North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (1961); Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1980), winner of the Pulitz
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Lockman, Heather
Heather Lockman is a freelance writer who continues to volunteer at the Bigelow House Museum and frequently teaches workshops on historic home preservation. The Bigelow House is open on weekends from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. For more information, call 360-753-1215.
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Loffelbein, Professor
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Logan, Andy
Andy Logon is a New Yorker writer who, incidentally, voted happily for both Jack and Bobby Kennedy.
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Lomask, Milton
Mr. Lomask was the author of Beauty and the Traitor: The Story of Mrs. Benedict Arnold. Other books by Mr. Lomask include The Curé of Ars (1958), John Carroll, Bishop and Patriot (1956), St. Augustine and His Search for Faith (1957), and St. Isaac and the Indians (1956). General Phil Sheridan and the Union Cavalry (1959), is in Kenned
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Loomis, Alfred F.
Alfred F. Loomis, associate editor of Yachting magazine and of the English publication Yachts and Yachting , has been writing about sailing since 1912. Among his many books are Ocean Racing and (with Herbert L. Stone) Million
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Lopate, Phillip
—Phillip Lopate’s latest essay collection is a volume of film criticism, Totally, Tenderly, Tragically . He teaches at Hofstra University.
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Lopez, Enrique Hank
Enrique Hank Lopez is a free-lance writer as well as an international lawyer. He is currently working on a book about Harvard University.
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Lopez, Ennque Hank
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Lorant, Stefan
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Lord, Walter
The Titanic is Walter Lord’s hobby and passion; he has been in touch with over 100 survivors, rescuers and others connected with the disaster and sifted out all the conflicting evidence and legend. On such research he has based this article and his book, A Night To Remember (just published by Henry Holt), which shoul
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Lord, John
Mr. Lord is a British writer-producer currently working in New York City for NBC-TV News. He wrote and produced a documentary called Four Days to Omaha , which was televised by NBC in 1968 and which will be repeated this year. In World War II he was an infantry platoon commander with a British division and fought in Nor
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Love, Robert
Robert Love is the Managing Editor of Rolling Stone.
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Lovegren, Sylvia
Sylvia Lovegren is the author of Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads (Hungry Minds, 1995).
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Low, Frances
Frances Low, wife of New York City Councilman Robert Low, is a freelance writer living in New York. Among her sources for this article was Empire State, A Pictorial Record of Its Construction , by Vernon H. Bailey (W. E. Rudge, 1931). For further reading on Lewis Hine: Judith Mara Gutman’s Le
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Lowe, David G.
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Lowe, David
David Lowe, a former editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE , is now a free-lance writer and frequent contributor to our pages. He is currently at work on a book for Houghton Mifflin about great Chicago architecture that has been destroyed.
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Lowen, Sara
Sara Lowen is the associate editor of Baltimore magazine.
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Lubet, Steven
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Ludlum, David M.
David M. Ludlum is a meteorologist and the author of many books and articles on weather. His most recent, The Nantucket Weather Book , has just been published by the Nantucket Historical Association.
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Lui, Claire
Claire Lui works as an editorial consultant for both print and online resources, in addition to being a writer. A graduate of Columbia University, where she studied History, Lui has also worked as a food and literary critic, and taught English in China.
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Luiz, Paul V.
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Lukacs, J. A.
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Lukacs, John
John Lukacs served as a Professor of History at Chestnut Hill College from 1947 to 1994, and is the noted author of over 30 books including:Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century, The Legacy of the Second World War and The Future of History in 2011.
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Lukacs, Paul
Paul Lukacs is chair of the English Department at Loyola College in Maryland and the wine columnist for the Washington Times .
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Lund, Eric
Eric Lund was a long-time editor of the Chicago Daily News, where he served as assistant managing editor.
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Lundy, Betty Mussell
Betty Mussell Lundy is a freelance writer living in Illinois.
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Lunny, Robert M.
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Luracs, John
—John Lukacs is the author, most recently, of The Hitler of History and A Thread of Years .
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Lutz, Paul V.
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Lutz, Stuart
Stuart Lutz is a writer living in New Jersey. The Flag Code is available on the Internet at www.usflag.org/us.code36.html .
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Lyman, Susan Elizabeth
Susan Elizabeth Lyman, a native New Yorker, is Associate in the Education Department of the Museum of the City of New York. She has lectured and written many booklets on the city’s history and is co-author with Andreas Feininger of The Face of New York , a photographic and text study.
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Lynes, Russell
From the book, The Tastemakers , copyright 1949, 1953, 1954 by J. Russell Lynes, published by Harper & Brothers. Russell Lynes, Managing Editor of Harper’s Magazine , is the author of Snobs and Gues
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Lynn, Catherine
Catherine Lynn is the author of Wallpaper in America , recently published by W. W. Norton & Company.
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